At first it seemed like it helped now I feel the same as before I started taking the medicine other than the fact that none of my clothes fit and there is a lot more of me to carry around. Anyone know if I quit taking it if the weight will fall back off I started Hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago. One week in and I thought this may just work, except for the ‘extra itchiness’ I seemed to get every night. Chloroquine drug 13000 Plaquenil treatment chronic urticaria I have been taking Plaquenil for just 5 weeks. I started it reluctantly after months of trying diet and acupuncture. I am sticking to the low-lectin diet and monthly acupuncture but in the last 10 days I have noticed a very distinct decrease in my joint pain and swelling and my fatigue has definitely lifted a little. I started plaquenil about 8 months ago. Before that I was bedridden. I also have fibromyalgia and cfs but the plaquenil did save my life. It did not make me normal of course but I can do a lot more now than before. I don’t have any side effects and even if I had a few it would still be worth taking. User Reviews for Plaquenil. The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. I was prescribed this drug to ease my ra disease, I was taking 400mg per day which was to last for 3 months then reduced to 200mg. Right before I hit the two week mark, I woke up with my heart racing and continued feeling my heart flutter all day and I just felt week and tired. After msging Rheum, decided to stop taking meds to see how I feel and continue with the AIP to handle symptoms and try to work at ‘healing from inside out! Time will tell and I’m eager to see how much the AIP is helping once odd meds. Experiences with plaquenil Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus, Experiences with plaquenil? Sjogren's Syndrome Forums. Cyst buster plaquenilHow effective is chloroquine Apr 09, 2007 Hi CFS101, I have been on Plaquenil since the beginning of my illness, CFS almost 6 years ago. Funny how it all started. I was a case of sudden onset and also broke out with a rash on my chest and upper back which turned out to be Sub-acute Cutaneous Lupus Erythmatosis skin version of Lupus, not Systemic. Experiences with Plaquenil? ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS.. Plaquenil Reviews & Ratings at. Plaquenil Hi I have a trifecta of. - The Australian Sj.. Plaquenil has been a life-saving drug for me, quite literally. I was a mess in 2004-2005 and then a dr put me on Plaquenil, and in 3 weeks most of my symptoms had disappeared. The aforementioned rare side effect that affects vision hydroxychloroquine retinopathy, if caught early, may improve after discontinuation of Plaquenil. Since the side effect of vision loss is possible but rare, it is important for you to tell your doctor about any vision changes that you experience. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.